Find Your Zen at These Nine Stunning Homes Around the World

Posted on Thursday, October 18, 2018.

With the busy back-to-school season behind us and the Thanksgiving holiday on the horizon, there’s never been a better time to relax, recharge, and find your inner zen. From a hidden meditation platform in a storied Santa Monica canyon to an oceanfront yoga palapa in La Paz, these exceptional residences around the world offer the perfect places to practice your warrior pose, chant your oms, and find your center—in style.

2002 LA BREA TERRACE | HOLLYWOOD

Hidden in the Hollywood-west foothills, this 110-year-old California craftsman bungalow, represented by Stefan Pommepuy and Jonathan Ruiz, boasts period charm and modern appeal in a serene and secluded setting. From the beautiful beamed craftsman living room to the elegant chef’s kitchen, the home is exceptionally maintained and filled with character. Hidden spaces throughout the property are primed for relaxing and reconnecting, including a loft space with 360-degree windows overlooking the Hollywood lights and a private backyard with a spacious teak deck—perfect for a meditation space or yoga studio.

VICA | SILVER LAKE

Located on Sunset Boulevard in L.A.’s coveted Silver Lake neighborhood, this highly anticipated new condominium development, represented by The Agency Development Group, showcases a collection of studio, one and two-bedroom residences featuring floor-to-ceiling windows and spacious, private patios moments from the neighborhood’s prime shops and restaurants. An exclusive collection of penthouse residences will boast private rooftop terraces with sweeping views of the neighborhood and Downtown L.A.—ideal for morning yoga sessions and twilight stargazing. Envisioned to blend seamlessly with its beloved Silver Lake neighborhood, Vica will offer a host of amenities for gathering and unwinding, including a private pool, spa and meditation garden.

29917 PACIFIC COAST HIGHWAY | MALIBU

The only thing better than an invigorating yoga sesh is one set against sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean, to a soundtrack of actual crashing waves. Represented by Angel Kou and Blair Chang, this Douglas W. Burdge-designed, newly constructed modern Tuscan villa in Malibu boasts an effortless indoor-outdoor flow with ample outdoor space for stretching, meditating and practicing your salutations as the sun makes its glorious descent into the sea.

600 E. RUSTIC ROAD | SANTA MONICA

Masterfully designed by Frank Gehry in 1978 and later reimagined by Mark Mack, this breathtaking Santa Monica Canyon compound is the perfect marriage of architectural prowess and warm, sophisticated design. Represented by Cindy Ambuehl and Blair Chang, the home’s multi-leveled living spaces are perfectly conceived for entertaining, with several rooms opening to remarkable outdoor entertaining areas, including an otherworldly yoga/meditation platform nestled atop a rustic wood staircase overlooking the property’s lush tree canopy.

PLAYA DE LA PAZ | LA PAZ

Showcasing nearly 4,000 square feet of exceptional indoor-outdoor living space, this three-bedroom residence, represented by John Herkenrath, is one of only 23 homes on Caimancito Beach, located on the white sand shores of the Sea of Cortez. Built to extraordinary architectural and design standards, the residence includes a plethora of amenities for relaxation and adventure, including a beachfront yoga palapa, a fully equipped gym, massive pool, and plenty of deep sea adventures that will inspire you to leave your troubles at the shore.

PORT TEL AVIV | TEL AVIV

A revolutionary luxury residential offering, boutique hotel and retail destination adjacent to Tel Aviv Port, this incredible collection of contemporary residences in Israel’s capital city provides highly serviced, amenity-rich living with breathtaking views of the Mediterranean coastline. Represented by Mauricio Umansky, David Parnes and James Harris, the residences’ floor-to-ceiling walls of glass frame sweeping sea and city views and open to expansive, ocean-view terraces that could make a yogi out of anyone.

10718 MORA DRIVE |  LOS ALTOS HILLS

Set atop a magnificent view lot with jaw-dropping panoramas of the San Francisco Bay and Silicon Valley and surrounded by 4,000 open-space acres, this unprecedented architectural estate is the definition of zen. Represented by Taso Tsakos, Mauricio Umansky and Gina Blancarte, the home’s sliding walls of glass blur the distinction between indoors and out, leading to a succession of terraced lawns and landscaped gardens studded with mature trees. Whether meditating on one of countless private decks or practicing yoga in the fitness center, the home offers ample opportunity to relax, recharge and re-ground yourself in absolute comfort.

1231 LAGO VISTA DRIVE | BEVERLY HILLS

Showcasing an incomparable caliber of design, construction and execution in a tranquil, park-like setting, this newly built contemporary estate, represented by Mauricio Umansky, James Harris and David Parnes, encompasses over an acre of land north of Sunset Boulevard. Custom, open-plan interiors feature soaring ceilings and automatic pocket doors that lead to a resort-caliber pool framed by flat, grassy lawns and mature trees, creating a private, oasis-like retreat.

6351 LINDENHURST AVE. | LOS ANGELES

This newly constructed architectural estate in L.A.’s Beverly Grove neighborhood, represented by David Parnes and James Harris, is replete with sophisticated finishes and surrounded by lush landscaping. A spacious, open floor plan flows to superb grounds, including an outdoor barbecue, pool, grassy yard and cabana, while an incredible rooftop deck and fireplace surrounded by views of the Hollywood Hills is equally suited to entertaining and quiet moments of reflection.

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